What to expect
The South West region units offer excellent general urological training in several highly-regarded units. The training programme provides intensive monthly teaching days, comprising a rolling programme on all topics relevant to the FRCS (Urol) curriculum, presented by trainees and trainers. The twice-yearly South West Urology Group (SWUG) meetings include training and audit. Trainers provide additional input including viva practice. Teaching ward rounds are held.
Clinical audit is expected, including participation in BAUS audits, as are individual projects aimed for presentation at regional and national meetings.
Research projects are also encouraged.
- There are 20 trainees in Urology in the Region with 13 trainees based in Severn Hospitals and 7 trainees in Peninsula hospitals
- Trainees usually rotate at yearly intervals. The first 3 or 4 years are usually based in one of the Severn or Peninsula Hospitals, with the last 1 or 2 years in Bristol depending on Training requirements
- High quality trainees are supported if they wish to pursue secondment to other units overseas to gain additional skills.